A clever story that looks at the exploration of the solar system via telepresence rathern than in person, and to explain much more would be to give away too much, but suffice to say it provides an interesting perspective.
A neat little Martian horror story, with a pleasantly different protagonist – The Reverend Boaaz Hanaahaahn, High Priest of the Mighty Void, a Shet who finds something getting into the dark recesses of his mind.
A story that really needs more space to do it justice.
The shift in perspective is a touch unsettling, which makes for a more interesting reading experience.
As ever, a strong collection of stories, albeit fairly ‘safe’ in terms of a relatively narrow range of sources.
..plenty to boggle your mind.
Interzone celebrates its 25th Anniversary Issue, courtesy of the sterling work of Andy Cox and team at TTA Press. Only minor quibble is that this issue is yet another different size and shape : my Interzone shelf shows the first 20-odd years as having three different sizes, and for most of this time, just two [...]
Isabel of the Fall. Ian R. MacLeod. MacLeod has put together ten years’ worth of excellent short SF, many stories of which have rightly been selected to appear in a variety of Years Best collections. Favourites of mine from the past five years include ‘Starship Day’ (Asimovs, and subsequently Dozois’ 13th Annual Collection), ‘Nevermore’ (in [...]
Esther M. Friesner. At These Prices. Lightweight, very lightweight humour, involving a particularly unappealing hotel guest who takes much more from the hotel than the bath robe. The humour didn’t really work for me, so after a while it was a skim through to the end of a story which just felt a tad olde-fashioned. [...]
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Aliette de Bodard, Charles Coleman Finlay, Daryl Gregory, Dominic Green, Elizabeth Bear, Garth Nix, Geoff Ryman, Gord Sellar, Greg Egan, Gwyneth Jones, Hannu Rajaniemi, Ian McDonald, James Alan Garner, James. L. Cambias, Jay Lake, Karl Schroeder, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mary Robinette Kowal, Mary Rosenblum, Maureen F. McHugh, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul McAuley, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Ted Kosmatka